COCKPIT-5G project to rid the UK of black-spots

9th April 2019
Lanna Cooper

5G will be available across the entire UK as black-spots are being identified by researchers at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. The project COCKPIT-5G has won a £210,000 grant from Innovate UK, once they’ve identified black-spots they can enhance connectivity for businesses, AI (Artificial Intelligence), driverless cars and manufacturing.

COCKPIT -5G (Crowd blackspot intelligence for 5G rollout) gas been awarded £210,000 by Innovate UK’s Geospatial Commission to research where signal black-spots are in the UK and roll out 5G to improve both urban and rural coverage.

Using real time machines they can identify black-spots which can revolutionise the future digital economy, which depends on mobile broadband services and is critical to ensuring connectivity across a wide range of social and industrial sectors, including driverless cars and manufacturing.

Enhancing 5G across the UK will transform UK businesses and empower UK to lead the AI and 5G revolution.

Dr Weisi Guo, from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick commented: “COCKPIT-5G will enable the UK to be world-leaders in new technologies by getting 5G coverage in black-spots. Businesses will be better connected, which in turn improves manufacturing, and we can enhance AI and the development of autonomous vehicles. For the consumer of mobile data they could get 5G in rural areas and even on top of Ben Nevis.”

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